As coaches, we need to do more than just teach technique, we need to create environments for success. If athletes feel they’re succeeding and accomplishing challenges, their positive mindsets will flourish. When athletes experience difficulties, such as injuries, we have methods we can use to help them maintain a positive mindset.
Effective communication from a coach can fast-track an athlete’s learning. Equally important, it builds emotional connections, develops mutual trust, and maintains effective coach-athlete relationships. The ability to communicate effectively through a spectrum of methods is imperative, and having the skill to do so in real time is vital.
Oregon Coach Jimmy Radcliffe is the keynote speaker at the Track and Football Consortium III. Speakers include Chris Korfist, Tony Holler, Joel Smith, Dan Fichter, Lou Sponsel, Matt Gifford, Alec Holler, and Catherine Garceau.
In 2012, NFL star running back Chris Johnson challenged multi-World and Olympic Champion Sprinter Usain Bolt to race in a 40yd dash; that ultimately never happened. This article explores a theoretical matchup.
Many of the ALTS athletes and a few of the coaches call Sports Medicine Acupuncture “magic” because of how quickly it works and without medications, shots, or surgery. Often, results with them are seen in one treatment.
As coaches, we must be both cognizant and respectful our athletes’ individual timelines rather than blindly pushing their limits. When creating a long-range training plan, we should cater to each athlete individually and train them differently with plans, progressions, and contingencies in mind. Think outside of that little piece of paper, don’t get married to the plan, and make time to look up and see the people behind the paper.
You can think of data points as dots in an Impressionist painting. The more you provide, the better the overall picture. Adding propulsion numbers to VBT is one way of improving this painting.
Modeling a method of setting a new world record in the 50m freestyle can transfer over to other sports. The actual modeling involves terminology, chronology, constraints, and variables. With those in place, coaches can focus on the “3 E’s”: effectiveness, efficiency, and execution.
Reducing clutter, providing focus, and creating a clear structure for users is an important goal in every discipline.
Plainfield North Coach Tony Holler explains why he records, ranks, and publishes the times for his track workouts.